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Search/Destroy: A Strontium Dog Fan Film Goes Live!

Search/Destroy: A Strontium Dog Fan Film Poster SNIP

Search/Destroy: A Strontium Dog Fan Film, a terrific 2000AD fan film from the makers of the excellent Judge Minty, is now free to watch online. The film had an early premiere at the 2000AD 40th Anniversary event in London earlier this year, but this is of course the final cut with all the visual effects in place. Announced last March, ... Read More »

In Review: Sydney Newman – The Man Who Thought Outside the Box

Sydney Newman: The Man Who Thought Outside the Box

By Ryan Danes Publisher: eye-imagine-digitalentropy Out: Now The Book: Exactly where did the idea of Doctor Who come from? What did Canadian Sydney Newman do that changed British culture forever? We can trace the show’s origins back to a BBC report on the development of a science-fiction serial in the early 1960’s, but Sydney had been kicking the idea around a long ... Read More »

Titan’s Dan Dare collections resume later this year with “Mission of the Earthmen”

Dan Dare: Mission of the Earthmen

After a lengthy hiatus, we’re delighted to report Titan Comics is to resume the original Dan Dare collections first published under Titan Books featuring strips from Eagle comic, with Mission to the Earthmen, which will be released in October 2017. In Mission to the Earthmen, Dan and Digby are carrying out a reconnaissance mission over a newly discovered planet when their craft ... Read More »

Dark Horse and Valve Collect DOTA 2 Web Comics into hardcover collection

DOTA 2 Collection Cover

US publisher Dark Horse and Valve are to release a collection of comics that dive deep into the characters and history of Dota 2, the most played game on Steam. Out in August 2017, the Dota 2: The Comic Collection assembles Valve’s Dota 2 web comics in print for the first time, ever, following up on the 2011 release of Valve ... Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming – New Pictures Released

om Holland is Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man - Homecoming

Here’s some new pictures from Spider-Man Homecoming, due in cinemas from 7th July 2017. Spider-Man Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton (as the Vulture), Zendaya (as Michelle), Jacob Batalon (as Ned), Jon Favreau (as Happy Hogan), Donald Glover, Laura Harrier, Tyne Daly, with Marisa Tomei (as May Parker) and Robert Downey Jr (as Tony Stark). Watch out for some cameos from other Marvel heroes! A ... Read More »

Korky the Cat artist Charles Grigg honoured in his home town with special plaque

Charles Grigg

The late Charles Grigg, who drew Korky the Cat for The Dandy for 20 years and had a saucy sideline in seaside postcards, has been honoured at his old school, Rood End Primary School in Oldbury. The school has just unveiled a blue plaque remembering him, at an event attended by his son, Steven, after a long-running fund raising campaign organised ... Read More »

John Higgins talks comics in Liverpool

John Higgins being interviewed by Science Fiction Foundation Librarian Andy Sawyer

As part of the Open House Lightnight Liverpool evening of celebrations last week, 2000AD artist John Higgins, creator of Razorjack, gave a one and a half hour talk at his exhibition of work displayed at the Victoria Gallery & Museum. Liverpool-born John signed copies of his new book, Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd, and spent the evening chatting away to ... Read More »

This week’s Beano – Making Waves, As Usual!

Beano 3885 - Roger the Dodger and Dennis

  This week’s Beano (Issue 3885) features a great cover from Nigel Parkinson featuring Dennis the Menace and Roger the Dodger and is on sale now in all good newsagents. Featuring strips by Laura Howell, Lew Stringer, Wayne Thompson and more, here’s some of the highlights… Roger the Dodger goes to the shop for a pint of milk — but he ... Read More »

Leopard from Lime Street, Dracula Files and more coming this year as part of Rebelllion’s Treasury of British Comics range

Leopard from Lime Street - Final Cover

Rebellion‘s first collection of the Buster strip Leopard from Lime Street goes on sale in all good bookshops from 13th July 2017, and is already available to pre-order. The 2000AD publishers now own a slew of great characters (more information here) and several collections are already in the works, including One-Eyed Jack by John Wagner and John Cooper (published in Valiant, out ... Read More »

Terrorists Stalk Mega-City One in latest 2000AD, Nick Dyer’s art on Dredd shines!

2000AD Prog2031 - Cover

On sale now in all good comic shops and newsagents (and various digital platforms) is 2000AD Prog 2031, which leads with “Judge Dredd: Sons of Booth“,  a great “slow-burn” tale from writer TC Eglington, with one of my favourite artists, Nick Dyer (coloured by Chris Blythe) finally getting his teeth into a tale for the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic that exploits his abilities to ... Read More »

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